Is Egypt revolutionizing?
Posted by Ahmad Fakhrurrazi Yahaya on March 1, 2011
Talking about ‘revolution’, it was, is, and will always be compared with the late Islamic Revolution of Iran on 1979 as a ‘benchmark’. When Tunisia and Egypt ‘revolutionized’, the Revolution of Iran was back on the table as a subject to be examined as the ‘standard of revolution’.
When the Islamic Revolution of Iran succeeded to remove Muhammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran (The Shah), son of Reza Khan, it brought a big and upsetting defeat to the imperialism. However, it was not an end to ‘the master’ of imperialists. The Shah was just a robot wired to the White House–CIA–Wall Street.
Following the Imam Khomeini’s return to Iran on February 1979 and announcement of the establishment of Islamic Republic on April 1979, the Iranian students took over the US Embassy in Iran – which was known as the ‘nest of spies’ – on July 1979 and held 52 people hostage. They demanded for The Shah’s trial and the returning of national assets. This second revolution was addressed as the trigger factor to the cultural revolution of Iran.
When the people of Egypt started celebrating the banishment of Husni Mubarak, it is actually not yet the end of US’s neo-colonial story in Egypt. Just like The Shah of Iran, Mubarak of Egypt is just an imperialist’s machine which can be substituted with another machine with a brand new look and agenda to win back the economically and politically strategic state of Egypt.
Moreover, the US-based civilisation is still there- Politics, economics, education and etc. As long as the wires and signal-receivers of White House-CIA-Wall Street are still there, Egypt is still not considered as being totally revolutionized. The dominating (yet demolishing) civilisation will not allow the alternative civilisation to be alive.
The processes after Mubarak’s exile still have a long way to go.
However, it is said that the ‘silent start’ of the Egypt’s protest was well-planned and smartly-driven by the well-known Ikhwan ‘l-Muslimun (Islamic Brotherhood). I believe IM realized the situation and they are far smart to plan and build ‘a new Egypt’.
So, here comes a new dawn for the long-lost Khilafah…